A delightfully witty and utterly charming novel that will have resonance for anyone today who has ever had, or contemplated!Having the Builders In. Dame Constance de Clair has a remarkable talent for getting what she wants. And, at this precise moment she wants to transform her beloved yet overly square castle, Vine Regis, by adding an extension. But for once all is not going according to her plans...Quite apart from the fact that her builders seem more intent on demolishing the existing castle than they do on building the extension, her son's wife-to-be, Susanna (a flirtatious minx with a penchant for drama), has arrived at Vine Regis eager to dislodge her as Lady of the Castle; Constance's son, Gervase, appears more interested in going hunting than getting to know his intended; everyone is in a state of mild hysteria as the French threaten to invade England; and to top it all off, there appears to be thievery afoot. Something is going to have to be done about it all before the estate begins to crumble but the question is what!?
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Reay Tannahill was born and brought up in Scotland, and now lives in London. Her first historical novel, A DARK AND DISTANT SHORE, was an instant bestseller, and PASSING GLORY won the 1990 Boots/RNA Romantic Novel of the Year award.Review:
'The author of several bestselling historical novels...Tannahill has an excellent eye for historical detail, bringing textures, sights and smells to vivid life' -- Daily Telegraph
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Book Description Headline Review, 2006. Book Condition: Good. Export & Airside Ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP90082708
Book Description Headline Review. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. Bookseller Inventory # G0755333055I4N00
Book Description Headline Review, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Acceptable. This book may include some defects such moderate highlighting and notes. Cover and some pages may be creased and show discolouration. Ex-library. However the book is still readable. we ship books from UK within 1 working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000483006
Book Description London, United Kingdom: Headline Book Publishing (Review), 2006. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. F/na. Very light edge wear. First UK Edition. ARC/Proof. "Uncorrected Proof Copy". Pictorial Wraps. Bookseller Inventory # 010931
Book Description Headline, London, 2006. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine +. Uncorrected Proof. The title of this 279 page work (UNillustrated) derives from the intention of Dame Constance de Clair to have an extension built on her castle. Meanwhile, her son's bride-to-be arrives, but, HER eyes are soon casting about at other charming young men. Then shortly after someone mentions a blood sacrifice, before the building process begins, they get one unexpectedly. That discloses a mysterious jewel thief in their midst, and . Cond: Paper wrapper is cream in colour with red and blue lettering. Front cover graphic shows the Lady Susanna on a horse outside the castle gates. Colours bright, binding tight. Corners, edges, and spine are all crispy !! No names, marks, creases, stains, nor tears. Collectible !! Quote (p.162) : " He drew her into an alcove and, laying her sticks carefully aside, kissed her gently, and it was heavenly, so he kissed her again. As she stood within the circle of his arms, her mouth soft under his, she felt all the strength drain from her, felt her very bones . .". Bookseller Inventory # 005005